Moms-to-be will want to carefully consider the risks and benefits to taking antidepressants while pregnant.
A new, small study raises concerns that taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can increase the likelihood of having a child diagnosed with autism, a developmental disorder.
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente, a nonprofit health plan, said it’s too preliminary to say the drugs cause autism but further study is warranted. They also note that untreated depression can affect pregnancy as well such as preterm birth. Always consult your doctor for medical questions.